Summer Anthem Alert: Timo Maas and Co. Release Groover on Mobilee
Timo Maas is certainly a name that everyone in the electronic music scene has heard of. Timo has been on a 30-year quest to deliver his musical wizardry to the world. From a residency at the groundbreaking Circoloco at DC10 in Ibiza, where he has been entrenched for over 15 years, to tours around Europe and the rest of the world, the visionary German also dedicates his time to conjuring up fresh new productions in his studio.
His international recognition began with his seminal remix of ‘Dooms Night’ by Azzido Da Bass. Adopted by the UK’s garage scene, it launched him on to the world stage and he was soon being courted by a plethora of superstars from Madonna to Depeche Mode and Fatboy Slim to Muse. He has produced three albums, ‘Loud’ in 2001, ‘Pictures’ in 2005 and, most recently, ‘Lifer’ in 2013. Ultimately, he is an artist whose roots lie within the club environment. He is a DJ first and foremost, injecting his experience in the booth to his artistry in the studio and consistently demonstrating his ability to connect with any crowd he is in front of. From closing the main stage at Bencasim after Blur, numerous Glastonbury and Ants Ibiza performances, regular appearances at institutions such as Warung Beach Club, right through to his intense and intimate shows at smaller venues.
Timo also joined us on 25 May at the Green Door Store which proved to be another masterclass in Timo's experience and talent. Finishing off the night with his very own extended version of Depeche Mode's - Enjoy The Silence was equally a nice touch and had the filled-to-the-brim Green Door rocking. Reflecting on the gig after his set Timo added: "That was one of my favourite gigs of the year so far. I'd love to come back and do 3 hours next time."
Timo had to shoot off to catch his next flight shortly after to host a boat party in Ibiza but Timo certainly left a lasting impression on all of us, including a gleaming review in the print newspaper The Argus.
So what's next for Timo? An exciting summer schedule awaits him in Ibiza with a new residency at Sankeys showcasing his IDOL night every Tuesday from 3 July to August 28th. Timo has invited an outstanding array of storied and coveted artists to perform alongside him every week. Welcoming Mute Records founder Daniel Miller, long term collaborator DJ Martin Buttrich and boundary defying artists like Roman Flügel and Matthew Herbert. Furthermore Gigolo Records maestro DJ Hell, Alex Neri, Basti Grub, Swedish stalwart Sebastian Mullaert and Souvenir bosses Tiefschwarz will also help to create the soundtrack to the legendary Playa D’en Bossa club alongside hosts Diego Donati, King Joshua and Qubiko.
Equally Timo's latest collaboration with Basti Grub and Eric Volta on Berlin label Mobilee brings us a summer anthem that has landed huge support from the likes of Adam Beyer, Axel Boman, Damian Lazarus, Davide Squillace, Joris Voorn, Nicole Moudaber, Richy Ahmed, Sasha and many more. Pete Tong also made the track the ‘Essential New Tune’ on his BBC Radio 1 show on 11th May and continued to feature it in mixes and shows in the following weeks.
'We Were Riding High' is a luscious deep techie housey number laced with husky vocals that will no doubt bring a groove into any dancefloor. In its opening release week it also charged up various music charts landing at no.2 on Beatport. We also used the track in our promo video for the event, which you can watch at the bottom of the page. All in all, we love this release and it gets a massive thumbs up from us.
The EP in a nutshell:
01. We Were Riding High - Original
02. We Were Riding High - Alternative Version
Label: Mobilee Records, Berlin
This was our Promo Video for our event on 25.05.2018 with Timo Maas using the Track.